On September 12, Bill Hanigan, presented his oral arguments before the Iowa Supreme Court in the case Puntenney, et. al. v. Iowa Utilities Board., et. al.
Bill and Jason Lawrence represent Iowa landowners whose land was forcibly taken via eminent domain by Dakota Access in order to lay a pipeline to transport crude oil across the state.
Over the last three years, the landowners have asked the Iowa Utilities Board and the Polk County District Court to revoke Dakota Access’ use of eminent domain and order the company to remove the pipeline from their properties. The arguments Wednesday are their appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court to decide in their favor.
The oral arguments can be viewed on YouTube or in the video below.
Following the oral arguments, the court will take some time to make its decision.
Various news media covered the oral arguments including WHO-TV, Des Moines Register, Iowa Public Radio, KCAU (Sioux City), and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
The briefs filed in the case are linked below.
20170424 Appellants' Resistance to Motion to Dismiss (Davis Brown).pdf
20170424 Appellants' Resistance to Motion to Dismiss (W Taylor).pdf
20171105 Final Brief of Appellants (W Taylor).pdf
20171105 Final Reply Brief of Appellants (W Taylor).pdf
20171110 Final Brief of Appellants (Davis Brown).pdf
20171110 Final Reply Brief of Appellants (Davis Brown).pdf
20170410 Appellee's Motion to Dismiss - Dakota Access, LLC.PDF
20170424 Appellee's Resistance to Motion to Dismiss - Office of Consumer Advocate.pdf
20171107 Final Brief of Appellee - Office of Consumer Advocate.pdf
20171108 Final Brief of Appellee - Iowa Utilities Board.pdf
20171109 Final Brief of Appellee - Main Coalition.pdf
20171113 Final Brief of Appellee - Dakota Access, LLC.PDF
20171113 Final Brief of Amicus Curiae - Niskanen Center.pdf